Monday, August 12, 2013


From the inspiration of Ezekiel (9)

How great is the seal of Your Holy Spirit on me!
You had me sealed in the Sacrament of 'Myron.'*
And so counted m as Your possession!
Your cross on my forehead is the mark of membership in Your spiritual corps!
And on it is the sign "Holy to The Lord"!
By You I became fearful;
No enemy can destroy me as long as I am with You!

I fear that my black attire may judge me;
I fear lest I become slothful, under the cover of the priestly attire!
Guard me; I am in danger!

How awesome are You, O the Holy One;
In chastisement, You start with Your priests;
You are firm with Your disciples for the sake of their edification!
But You are the High Priest working in them.
You are sweet even in Your chastisements.
The wounds of Your chastisements are sweeter than the kisses of the enemy!
Let Your left arm chasten me, and Your right arm embrace me, O the Groom of my soul. 

Fr. Tadros Malaty
From the Inspiration of The Book of Ezekiel

* Myron= Chrism = A mixture of Holy Oil consecrated and used in the Orthodox Church for anointing at baptism  and also for anointing the sick.


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